11 days in Alaska Itinerary

11 days in Alaska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alaska travel planner

Make it your trip
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly
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Anchorage
— 3 nights
Train
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
Fly to Denali Park Village Lodge - Alaska, Bus to Fairbanks
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Fairbanks
— 3 nights
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Juneau

— 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mendenhall Glacier, and take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Juneau sightseeing website.

Columbus to Juneau is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Juneau is minus 4 hours. While traveling from Columbus, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Juneau, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Anchorage

— 3 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Anchorage is known for wildlife, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, identify plant and animal life at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fresh Spring Water at Mile 109, and see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Anchorage trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Anchorage takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daytime highs in Anchorage are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Denali National Park and Preserve

— 2 nights
The 2.43 million hectares (6 million acres) of Denali National Park include low taiga forest, high-alpine tundra, and snowcapped mountains, all of which lead up to Mt.
On the 16th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Denali, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take in the exciting artwork at Wild about Denali. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Mt. Healy Overlook Trail and then look for all kinds of wild species at Husky Homestead.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Denali National Park and Preserve trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Anchorage to Denali National Park and Preserve in 8 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fairbanks.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Fairbanks

— 3 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): gain interesting insight with Gold Dredge 8, learn more about the world around you at University of Alaska Museum of the North, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Georgeson Botanical Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, then get in on the family fun at Pioneer Park, and then see the interesting displays at Bouchard's International Dog Mushing and Sled Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fairbanks road trip website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Fairbanks in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Fairbanks are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbanks

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Alaska travel guide

4.6
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas
The Last Frontier
The country's largest state, Alaska is also its least densely populated. America's final frontier, the state lies on the Arctic Circle and features some of the highest mountains in the United States. Today, several million people flock annually to the state's pristine wilderness areas, which shelter a diverse plant and animal life and offer a great selection of things to do. Tailor-made for adventurous types wishing to leave civilization behind, Alaska can also be an extremely expensive vacation destination, with few transportation options and much of its land accessible only by plane or helicopter.